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Blogging for Relief

Since the international community doesn’t seem to want to help us, I will try to contribute what I can to survivors in LA/MS/AL. Instapundit and NZ Bear has organized a Blog For Relief Day (today). Bloggers select a charity and they suggest their readers donate to said charity.

My charity of choice was the American Red Cross, mostly because I feel they’re large enough they could make a huge impact given they have the funds needed to do so. If you do decide to donate, please follow up with NZ Bear here letting them know how much you donated and which blog referred you. Any amount will help. Also checkout Instapundit’s roundup page.

Needless to say, the situation in New Orleans doesn’t sound good. Martial Law has been declared. Gangs are roaming the streets, some reported to have AK-47’s. Prisoners have been let out of the prisons. Shootings are taking place on the streets.

Thousands of people are feared to be dead (via Riehl World View). Officials believe once the levy broke, many people went to their attics of their one story homes. Once the water reached them, they would be trapped and would have little hope for survival. Very sad if true. We’ll find out for sure once officials are able to start searching homes for the dead.

Now for some linkage.

The Jawa Report has info on a missing persons site. Wizbang! has more infomration on the Blog For Relief Day. Confederate Yankee has a hurricane survival guide, it’s still hurricane season people. HurricAid has details on FEMA for people that might need their services. BLACKFIVE has word of Louisana Army National Guard members returning home from combat zones to see their home towns basically gone. They also note that Soldiers’ Angels are accepting donations to help with Katrina relief efforts.

FEMA is suspending it’s rescue operations due to danger to the rescuers. The lawless environment is proving too brutal for their rescue crews to work under. That’s according to CNN anyway. The HurricAid website says FEMA is in need of additional people. They’re looking for 400 people and are paying $15.00/hour.

That’s it for now. I’ll post more later if there’s more to post. I’m sure there will be.

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  • “Since the international community doesn’t seem to want to help us…”

    I wonder why…?
    You know, if the USA, “the richest” country in the world can finance a multi billion dollar unjustified war in the middle east, which resulted in the deaths of a whole lot more people, and then when something happens to them they seek money from the international community — I’m sorry I don’t think so.

    Do not get me wrong, I definitely think that this natural disaster is a horrible thing. I feel deeply sorry for the loss of life, and angry in two ways; for the fact that the USA now seems to want international help, which is mighty arrogant of them, and two, that there was such poor evacuation planning. I think I would rather put my money towards giving back something to the Iraqis and Afghanis who were robbed of everything.

    Make that three actually, President Bush is of course doing something else, completely unrelated – playing a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills.

    I think this disaster comes to show that the USA is in fact not as invincible as they thought to be. It kind of gives people on American soil a good idea what kind of conditions a lot of Africans live in – daily. I hope that once things can get back in order people can get an idea what happens on this planet, and stop for once thinking always about themselves.

    Just so everyone is clear on this – I am not making generalisations; the people I mention who should wake up and have a better look at this planet are of course not everyone, but just like events such as WWII, it shocks people and makes them think of issues at hand – so in that respect, and that respect along, I think it did some form of good.

    Cheers all,

  • No, we’re not seeking money from the international community. It would be nice if various countries would show at least a little concern.

    We should have just let the Nazis have their way with Europe.

  • “We should have just let the Nazis have their way with Europe.”